Lewis Steverson Goes From Motorola to Corning GC Job
Lewis Steverson has been appointed senior vice president and general counsel of specialty glass and ceramics manufacturer Corning Incorporated. He succeeds Vincent Hatton, who will retire from the company in August after 32 years in Cornings legal department and seven years as general counsel.
Steverson, who will report to Wendell Weeks, Cornings chairman, chief executive officer, and president, previously worked for 18 years at Motorola Inc. and Motorola Solutions, Inc. He served as senior vice president, general counsel, and secretary to the board of Motorola Solutions after Motorola spun off its mobile devices business and changed its name to Motorola Solutions in 2011. At Motorola, Steverson served in numerous roles, including as division counsel, senior counsel, vice president, corporate vice president, and senior vice president.
When he was younger, Steverson thought of following in his fathers footsteps and becoming a policeman. But his father, who was the first black state trooper in New York, steered him toward the law, saying police work was too dangerous.
Prior to joining Motorola, Steverson, 49, worked for four years as a litigation associate with Arnold & Porter in Denver, Colorado, and Washington, D.C. He graduated summa cum laude from Siena College in Loudonville, New York, where he earned a full athletic scholarship. He received his J.D. from Harvard Law School, where he was a classmate of President Barack Obama.
Steverson was ranked 39th among the top 300 general counsel in the U.S. in a survey last year by ExecRank Inc.